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Steve Horn: The World’s Strongest Stream Is the Safest Way to See the Oceans

Steve Horn: The World's Strongest Stream Is the Safest Way to See the Oceans

Op-Ed: To save the Earth, think like a ‘blue water’ sailor

If you thought that saving the planet from climate change was tough, now you know: It’s like surfing a sea of troubled water. But you do it anyway.

“The ocean is a giant, complex, and powerful force that can be unpredictable,” says author and journalist Steve Horn (photo above), an expert in sailing and sailor-safety, with many years of experience on the North Pacific Oceans.

Horn is the co-publisher and main contributor to the online sailing magazine Sail.com, and he speaks at dozens of conferences and events on sailing and safety, from sea trials to ocean races. He is also the author of a book, Sailing in the World’s Strongest Stream: Why Sailing Is More Important than Ever.

It’s hard to imagine a safer way to sail than the world’s oceans. And Horn is one of many experts who say the oceans are the key to a better world.

Sail Magazine’s editor in chief, Brian Miller, says Horn has the “most relevant perspective on sailing that I’ve ever come across.”

“He is an exceptional writer, who has devoted his career to writing books and articles about things he loves—sailing and boating,” Miller says.

The world’s oceans are home to an estimated 30 percent of our planet’s biodiversity, and Horn says sailing is the safest way to see them.

“For the last three decades, human society has placed more importance on the oceans than on the seas, oceans, and marine life,” Horn says. “We tend to think the seas are a source of pollution and threats, and we tend to ignore the ocean and it’s functions. When we stop and look around us, we find the ocean is filled with beauty and wonder. Our planet is a very diverse ecosystem, and we need to stop looking at our oceans as a threat, as the problem.”

A sailing boat cruising off of the coast of Mexico. | Photo: Steve Horn

If you thought that saving the planet from climate change was tough, now you know: It’s like surfing a sea of troubled water. But

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